Gumtree South Africa win silver at the 2015 PRISM Awards

9:30 AM (44 Minutes ago) Awards
Now in their 18th year, the PRISM Awards are presented to public relations and communication professionals who have successfully incorporated strategy, creativity and professionalism into public relations and communication programmes and strategies that showcase a successful public relations campaign.

Record five Simonsig wines included in the Top 100 wines of South Africa

9:16 AM (58 Minutes ago) Awards
In its best performance in the competition to date, Simonsig Estate from Stellenbosch saw five of its wines selected for the list of Top 100 SA Wines for 2015. The Simonsig wines chosen were the Tiara 2011 Bordeaux style blend, Frans Malan 2011 Cape Blend, the Merindol Syrah 2012, Redhill Pinotage 2012 and the Simonsig Chardonnay 2013.

TSiBA’s unique skills programme helps to jumpstart Careers for unemployed youth

9:01 AM (1 Hour ago) Publicity News
So many highly qualified South African youth struggle to get jobs after graduation, or move up the corporate ladder. This is often due to a lack of the vital soft skills key to survival in today’s competitive marketplace - attributes which may be neglected by South African universities.

Rotary Club of Newlands donates backpacks to the Soetwater Environmental Education Centre

8:47 AM (1 Hour ago) Publicity News
Learners from Ottery Road Primary School attending the Soetwater Environmental Education Centre (SEEC) in Kommetjie were excited to be the first recipients to make use of the 40 backpacks generously donated by the Rotary Club of Newlands.

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet shortlisted for The Loyalty Awards EMEA 2015

8:34 AM (1 Hour ago) Awards
Finalists for The Loyalty Awards EMEA 2015 have been announced and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has been shortlisted in two categories. This is the third year running that the programme has made it onto the shortlist at the awards, winning awards in two categories in 2013 and two categories in 2014.

Boiler Room and Ballantine’s present Stay True South Africa documentary

8:01 AM (2 Hours ago) Media News
Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky and Boiler Room presented Stay True South Africa this past March – a one-night-only house music experience held at Constitution Hill in downtown Johannesburg featuring global and local legends Black Coffee, Okmalumkoolkat, Culoe de Song, Shimza and Black Motion.

It’s D-Day for 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

7:49 AM (2 Hours ago) Publicity News
To commemorate Freedom Day, which takes place on 27 April, the Union Buildings in Pretoria will be awash with a sea of colour on Tuesday, 21 April, with the showing of all the handmade blankets ever displayed in one location at one time in South Africa.

East Coast Radio’s Jane Linley-Thomas donates to The Exchange Room

7:41 AM (2 Hours ago) Publicity News
East Coast Radio DJ, Jane Linley-Thomas, recently popped by to donate items of second hand clothing and accessories to The Exchange Room at The Pavilion Shopping Centre, which is owned and managed by Pareto Limited.

Ton Vosloo steps down as chair of Naspers

7:26 AM (2 Hours ago) People on the Move
Naspers’ non-executive chair, Ton Vosloo, as well as independent non-executive directors Boetie van Zyl and Yuanhe Ma, retired from the board on Friday, 17 April. After a year’s sabbatical, Koos Bekker rejoins the board as non-executive chair.

Senior marketers called on to join the 2015 SMARTIES™ pre-screening council

6:57 AM (3 Hours ago) Awards
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) of South Africa has announced the 2015 MMA Standard Bank SMARTIES™ Award categories. The categories include definitions for 2015 as well as new or changed categories.

The Bureaux provides a cohabiting workspace for Cape Town entrepreneurs

6:34 AM (3 Hours ago) Marketing News
A central work location, low cost rentals and simple lease arrangements combined with the ability to network with people in allied industries, sets a small business up for success.

Burson-Marsteller Africa grabs gold and bronze at 2015 PRISM Awards

17:29 PM (16 Hours ago) Awards
Burson-Marsteller Africa, a leading public relations and communications firm, won the Gold and Bronze awards for media relations at the 2015 PRISM Awards held on Sunday, 19 April at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg.

Housemates face more plot twists in Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble

17:16 PM (16 Hours ago) Media News
During the live Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble show on Sunday, 19 April, Biggie delivered a big twist when he unexpectedly sent an auditor into the house and tasked surprised housemates to make their nominations for this week there and then.

Good Hope FM has the best breakfast show in South Africa

17:10 PM (17 Hours ago) Awards
It’s confirmed. Good Hope FM serves up the best breakfast, not only in Cape Town but also in the entire South Africa. The Good Hope FM Breakfast Show, hosted by Guy McDonald won the coveted Best Commercial Breakfast Show 2015 award at the glitzy MTN Radio Awards ceremony event that took place on Saturday, 18 April.

Nal’ibali to launch special children’s literacy rights poster on World Book Day

15:00 PM (19 Hours ago) Publicity News
On World Book Day, which takes placed on Thursday, 23 April, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is launching a special children’s literacy rights poster to assert and affirm for children what they need to become inspired and competent readers and writers.

South Africa takes the stage in Canada

14:27 PM (19 Hours ago) Media News

April is the month for cultural exchange between South Africa and Canada. The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) is partnering with the Canadian Stage in Toronto to present six acclaimed local productions, showcasing some of South Africa’s leading performers, writers, directors and choreographers in a special three-week Spotlight South Africa Festival.

 

Newsclip shares its solar power lessons at the Miss Earth SA casting for 2015

14:21 PM (19 Hours ago) Publicity News
It is that time of the year again as Miss Earth SA searches for South Africa's next group of Ambassadors. The Johannesburg casting took place on Saturday, 18 April, at Silverstar Casino with Tsogo Sun, Valpre and Newsclip.

Algoa FM claims four accolades at the 2015 MTN Radio Awards

14:11 PM (20 Hours ago) Awards
Algoa FM received four awards at the annual MTN Radio Awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on Saturday, 18 April. The station was nominated in seven categories, including the Station of the Year – a first for an Eastern Cape and Garden Route radio station.

Avengers: Age of Ultron will screen in SA before the USA

13:50 PM (20 Hours ago) Entertainment

South African movie-lovers will be treated to a screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron before its official USA release. The hotly anticipated film will be released locally on Friday, 24 April.

 

Vital Protection helping to fight Malaria

13:07 PM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News
According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa has recorded a rise in malaria-related deaths where the disease is prevalent in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal.

KFC congratulates winners of the Top Breakfast Show Presenter Award

12:52 PM (21 Hours ago) Awards
On Saturday,18 April, audiences across South Africa celebrated with, Daron Mann, Darren Scott, Mpumi Mlambo and Putco Mafani and as they won the KFC Top Breakfast Show Presenter Award, in their respective categories (Commercial, Community, Campus and PBS), at the 2015 MTN Radio Awards.

The KZN Science Centre runs workshops for disadvantaged learners

12:24 PM (21 Hours ago) Publicity News

The KwaZulu-Natal Science Centre recently travelled down the south coast to the Thanda Village. There they conducted interactive science workshops and practicals with both their facilitators and the young learners who visit their after school programme.

Rural TSiBA campus awarded Youth Excellence Bronze Award

12:16 PM (21 Hours ago) Publicity News
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) Eden campus has been awarded the Western Cape Department of Social Development Ministerial Youth Excellence Bronze Award.

DHS helps those affected by xenophobia

12:05 PM (22 Hours ago) Publicity News

The Durban High School Interact Club who are committed to helping those less fortunate, turned their focus on those affected by xenophobia.

 

Africa Voices Trust to perform with Vusi Mahlasela at gala concert

11:57 AM (22 Hours ago) Entertainment
On Friday 8 May, artists from the Africa Voices Trust will take to the Baxter Concert Hall stage alongside special guest Vusi Mahlasela for one night only.

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka addresses Soweto learners from International Space Station

11:22 AM (22 Hours ago) Publicity News
On Friday 17th April 2015, the pupils of Forte High School in Dobsonville Soweto tuned in to a radio broadcast where Russian Cosmonaut, Gennady Padalka, who is currently orbiting the earth, addressed them from the International Space Station.

Green Office Week® encourages workplaces to make a difference

11:01 AM (23 Hours ago) Publicity News
Green Office Week® takes place every year in April. Now in its 6th Year, Green Office Week® (GOW) has moved from an initiative that informs and educates to one that directly invites people to commit to green-friendly principles and values.

New Hungry Lion store for Cape Town

10:54 AM (23 Hours ago) Marketing News
Cape Town’s CBD came to a standstill recently as thousands of Capetonians, mostly school children along with celebrities, took to the streets in a bid to ‘March for More’ in celebration of Hungry Lion’s grand opening of its newly refurbished flagship store at the Golden Acre Mall.

Atmosphere Communications and FleishmanHillard scoop prestigious awards at PRISMs

10:06 AM (Yesterday) Awards
For the second consecutive year, top mid-sized public relations consultancy, Atmosphere Communications, has scooped top honours in the Campaign of the Year category at the PRISM Awards - this time for their Sanlam ‘One Rand Man’ campaign.

Alma Chamber Orchestra will make SA debut

10:03 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

The Alma Chamber Orchestra will come to South Africa for the first time this week.  Audiences will be treated to performances by classical music talent led by concertmaster and artistic director, Anne Gravoi. The show will feature the Brazilian pianist, Nelson Freire, under the direction of Lionel Bringuier.

 

See an adaption of Fugard classic at Alexander Upstairs

9:49 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

The Woman with a Baby on her Back is an adaptation of Athol Fugard's riveting short story To Whom It Must Concern, portrays the impact a tragic event has on the life and psyche of a Karoo train driver, Roelf Visagie.

Penguin secures rights to SA columnist Paige Nick's latest novel

9:44 AM (Yesterday) New on the Shelf
Penguin Random House South Africa has bought rights to publish well-known columnist and author Paige Nick’s new novel in South Africa.

Ad Outpost CEO says #NoToXenophobia

9:34 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News

“The violence against foreigners that we are witnessing currently in South Africa leaves me ashamed, embarrassed and sick with fear of how we are allowing our country to be diluted into insignificance,” says AD Outpost CEO Dinesh Diar. Diar’s company is taking a stand against xenophobia through their media platforms.

Speakers for ITWeb Digital Economy Summit announced

9:33 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Mike Sharman, co-founder of digital communications agency Retroviral and co-founder of Webfluential, will be speaking at ITWeb’s Digital Economy Summit about the digital revolution and its impact on how we create, share and consume content.

PR professionals honoured at the 18th annual PRISM Awards

9:11 AM (Yesterday) Awards

The 18th annual PRISM Awards saw the country’s best public relations and communication professionals flock to the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Sunday, 19 April. All entrants vying for one of the coveted trophies, the night, themed African chic, was one of glitz, glam and due celebration.

The MTN Radio Awards for 2015 have been announced

8:10 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The stars of South African radio were heralded at a sparkling banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on Sunday, 19 April when the winners of the 2015 MTN Radio Awards were announced. Guest of honour at the banquet was the Honourable Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi.

Jacaranda FM named Station of the Year at the MTN Radio Awards

7:47 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Jacaranda FM won big and landed the coveted Station of the Year Award at the 6th annual MTN Radio Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre on at the Saturday, 18 April, where radio professionals and stations were recognised for their work in 2014.

Ogilvy PR shines at the 2015 PRISM Awards

7:22 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) South Africa enjoyed an outstanding evening at the industry’s annual showcase, the PRISM Awards, which was held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Sunday, 19 April.

Beatenberg wins big at the South African Music Awards

6:57 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Capetonian indie-pop trio Beatenberg were the big winners at the XXI annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) on Sunday, 19 April. taking home a total of six awards for their album The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg.

Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 announced

15:50 PM (3 Days ago) Awards

A community of tourism businesses working together to make better places to live in and great places to visit was announced Overall Winners this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015.

PdotO releases most successful single Move Over

15:39 PM (3 Days ago) Media News

Move Over is officially the second single off PdotO’s upcoming album The Devil'z Playground. This song is a follow up single after the first single Burn featuring Red Button which was released in April 2014.

Zip Zap Circus invited to perform for Society for Performing Arts Nigeria

15:28 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Cape Town’s very own social circus, Zip Zap, has been invited to showcase their world-class performance skills to 350 international businesses, expatriates and Nigerian guests in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, 25 April 2015.

Dynamic road signs could reduce pedestrian deaths

15:19 PM (3 Days ago) Opinion
A recent US report has revealed that a pedestrian loses their life every two hours on American roads. Back home, and according to Arrive Alive, approximately 35-40% of road deaths in South Africa are pedestrian deaths. So says Warwick Scott-Rodger, head of Dialdirect.

African Public Relations Association conference speakers announced

14:59 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
As the 27th edition of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) conference gathers momentum, more renowned speakers have joined the league of facilitators for the conference scheduled to be held from Tuesday, 12 to Thursday, 14 May in Yaoundé in Cameroon.

The CTICC didn’t waste a drop during National Water Week

14:44 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News

To celebrate National Water Week last month, several Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) employees volunteered to assist with gardening in the informal settlement of Khayelitsha to build their sandy soils for better water retention.

Support needed from African stakeholders for Ebola vaccine

14:40 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
The Ebola vaccine trial currently underway in Sierra Leone and commitment from African business and the support of international governments and agencies is needed to get the number of Ebola cases to zero in the near future, says Dr Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, the African Union Commission’s (AU) commissioner for Social Affairs.

Winners of the 2015 Naledi Theatre Awards announced

14:16 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
Aubrey Sekhabi’s emotive production, Marikana – The Musical has swept the boards at the South African Naledi Theatre Awards.

2015 Rhino Conservation Awards to honour rangers on the front-line

14:04 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
According to a recent article written by photojournalist, Scott Ramsay, rhino poaching in South Africa is at record levels, with more than 1215 having been killed in 2014.

Date announced for Savanna Newcomer Award showcase

11:27 AM (3 Days ago) Awards
On Sunday, 31 May at the iconic Soweto Theatre, the country’s top up-and-coming comedians battle it out on stage to be nominated for this year’s Savanna Newcomer Award.

The Times and TimesLive launches 3rd annual Press Ad Challenge

11:02 AM (3 Days ago) Advertising News

The Times has announced the launch of its third annual Creative Press Ad Challenge, which for the first year will include a digital component. Running between Tuesday, 21 April and Thursday, 21 May, a total of 21 free ads valued at R97 000 each will be given away.

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